Tension in Greater Noida after protest against unfurling of Tricolour at Muslim girls school

Heavy security arrangements have been made at Syed Bhureshah Muslim Girls School at Dankaur in Greater Noida of Uttar Pradesh ahead of Republic Day celebrations in the school compound following the opposition from some local residents against the unfurling of national flag. 

Updated: Jan 26, 2016, 10:30 AM IST
Tension in Greater Noida after protest against unfurling of Tricolour at Muslim girls school
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Greater Noida: Heavy security arrangements have been made at Syed Bhureshah Muslim Girls School at Dankaur in Greater Noida of Uttar Pradesh ahead of Republic Day celebrations in the school compound following the opposition from some local residents against the unfurling of national flag. 

According to a report in the Navbharat Times, the school authorities had to approach to the police after some residents stopped the Republic Day preparations on Monday and expressed the opposition against celebrations. 

Station Officer of the local police station, Chakrapani Sharma told that appropriate security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident and action should be taken against people who try to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations. Some residents were summoned to police station after the complaint. Sharma told that people were objecting to unfurling of national flag and teaching methods in the school. These people were agitated over the implementation of Hindi and English as medium of teaching.

Adir Khan Jaiswal, secretary of Hazarat Syed Bhureshah Committee, which runs the school,  said despite resistance from locals, he will continue to give modern education in the school. 

"The school is being run on the Waqf Board since 2011. Things were going right in the beginning but people started to raise objection after we started teaching English and Hindi. But will continue to modernise the education as directed by the Central government. Some people are creating hurdles in this," said Jaiswal. 

"Things are getting worse. We have written to chief minister, governor and local authorities about this long ago but nothing has been done so far. Hardliners are forcing us to stop modern education in the school," added Jaiswal.